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WOONSOCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) awarded Specialist 5th Class Ernie Boisvert, a Vietnam veteran and Woonsocket resident who was injured during a battle in Pleiku, with the Purple Heart medal he never received following his injuries sustained during one of the most brutal battles of the war.   “Ernie represents the very best that our state has to offer,” Cicilline said. “His selfless sacrifices in defense of our nation during his service is a testament to the values that he carries with him to this day. I’m honored to call Ernie a friend, having developed a strong relationship through his work advocating for Rhode Island veterans in his role at the Rhode Island Chapter of Disabled Veterans. He deserved this medal years ago, and I’m proud that we could finally honor his service by awarding it to him today.”
  PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced the 2019 winner of the Congressional App Challenge for the First District of Rhode Island during a visit to Classical High School in Providence. Luke Taylor, a Classical High School student, was recognized for designing and building the digital textbook app, Tome. Cicilline presented Luke with a citation on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, extended an invitation to the participate in the Congressional Institute’s Annual ‘House of Code’ event in Washington, and spoke with him about the importance of computer science for Rhode Island’s economy.   A video preview of Tome is available online here.   
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that he will welcome Carrigan Nelson of Portsmouth as his guest for the State of the Union address next month.  
The two companies, along with Sonos and Basecamp, are set to testify at an antitrust hearing Friday that Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google threaten their businesses
Practically everybody in Washington is mad at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. David Cicilline might actually do something about it.
BOULDER – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is currently leading a field hearing today at the University of Colorado Law School to examine the state of competition in the digital marketplace with CEOs and top executives from small and medium sized companies, including Sonos, Popsockets, Basecamp, and Tile. The following is a transcript of Chairman Cicilline’s opening remarks:   -----------------   Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) Opening Remarks as Delivered January 17, 2020  
  WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:   “There is no question that President Trump’s directive to kill a high-ranking Iranian general was a strategic setback. It forced us to suspend operations against ISIS. It led to Iran announcing it would no longer adhere to any of the limits imposed on its nuclear weapons program. It damaged our relationship with Iraq’s government, resulted in a military strike on American bases, and could result in thousands more troops being sent to the region. In short, it was dangerous, reckless, and made America less safe.”  
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Iranian attack on U.S. bases in Iraq:   “I am thankful today that American servicemembers and our Iraqi allies are safe and that there were no casualties as a result of the Iranian attack on our bases. We must now do all that we can to deescalate this crisis immediately and seek a diplomatic resolution.”  
PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to strengthen local conservation and recreation efforts, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that Providence’s riverfront is getting a $375,000 infusion of federal funding for a series of long-planned improvements for Phase II of the Woonasquatucket Adventure Park.    Located along the Woonasquatucket River Greenway, the Woonasquatucket Adventure Park, which officially opened to the public this fall, includes picnic areas, a bicycle pump track, a parkour course, and multi-use trails that connect to Merino Park.  In addition to recreational amenities, the Woonasquatucket River Adventure Park is a “climate-smart” park that includes rain gardens to help clean stormwater and reduce flooding.  
  PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement tonight:   “Soleimani was a terrorist and a murderer and his victims deserved justice.  There is no question the world is better without Soleimani, but it’s important to remember we live in a democracy and the responsibility to declare war rests with Congress. The President took unilateral action today that could result in wide scale conflict and put thousands of American service members and others at grave risk. I pray for their safety tonight and urge the Trump administration to immediately consult with Congress, as required by law, on the next steps necessary to keep our country, and those serving in our military, safe.”  
Cicilline’s Christmas with the Troops Delegation Makes Final Stop in Qatar Rhode Island Congressman concludes three-country trip to thank American servicemembers, set to return to United States DOHA – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) bipartisan delegation to the Middle East concluded earlier today after the Rhode Island Congressman and his colleagues spent Christmas Day meeting with servicemembers on deployment in Qatar. The Congressional delegation thanked the troops and served them Christmas breakfast and dinner.  
Cicilline Delegation Spends Christmas Eve with Servicemembers in Bahrain   MANAMA – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) left Bahrain earlier today after meeting with U.S. military personnel and State Department officials on deployment in the Middle East. The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Headquarters (NAVCENT) in Manama, Bahrain was the second stop for the bipartisan Congressional delegation that Cicilline is leading to spend Christmas with the troops. Members also spent part of the day serving Christmas lunch to servicemembers stationed at NAVCENT.  
Cicilline Leading Surprise Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Spend Christmas with The Troops Rhode Island Congressman also met with his office’s Veterans Affairs Advocate, Max Silva, who is currently on active duty  



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